September 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of what has come to be known as the Elaine massacre in Eastern Arkansas’s Phillips County. A century ago, white posses and U.S. soldiers shot and killed what may have been hundreds of African Americans, most of them tenant farmers, over a period of four days.
Ghosts of ElaineAugust 1, 2019
Vol 45 • No 24
In a broken present-day Elaine, locals strategize about economic revival.
A poem and photo essay.
A children’s book that tells the story of early 20th-century black lawyer Scipio Africanus Jones will be published by the University of Arkansas Press.
With the dedication of Elaine Massacre Memorial just a month away, Chris Allen said, “Now, the story is being told and is being told truthfully."
Steep Hill Arkansas is the only Arkansas Department of Health-certified cannabis testing lab in the state. Because of that, Steep Hill winds up with a small, very aromatic sample of every cannabis crop grown legally in Arkansas. From there, the lab runs each sample through a battery of tests to determine both the desirable and the undesirable within it, including THC content and any potential contamination, before reporting its findings back to the health department.
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